Collection and use of personal informationUniversity Notes (“UN”) attempts to limit required information at registration to only that which is required to validate a unique user. Most of the required, personal information we collect is very basic, such as name, school email address, and password. Thereafter, it is at the user’s discretion to provide optional information on the site’s pages. Aside from the personal information you explicitly provide to us, we collect browser info, IP address, and other such details from all users of University Notes. Furthermore, we store certain information regarding each user and browser utilizing cookies and other technologies to enhance the personalized experience and keep track of user traffic. We do not use said technologies (i.e. “cookies”) to obtain any personal information. When you register on our site, you create your own profile and provide certain privacy settings. Your profile information, name, email, photo (if uploaded), etc. are displayed and made available on the site through course rosters. Each user has the option to display or keep hidden their information from course rosters. However, choosing to hide such information offers no guarantee that users will not be able to view certain information and/or your profile. In addition, your information, such as name and email address, may be used by the site to send you information regarding the site, services offered, or additions which you may find helpful on the site. Although information from your profile may be made viewable to all users on the site, UN will never provide your personal info to other users without explicit consent from you.
Navigation informationEven if you are not a registered user of our site, we have the ability to track usage and traffic on our site (including the server, browser, and location from which the site was visited). This information is never used to track or obtain personal information from users, but is used on an aggregate basis to customize our site, plan advertising, and improve the overall online experience.
Information voluntarily providedThere are times when you may provide voluntary information (feedback, suggestions, emails, letters, posts, uploads, forum comments, etc.). Any such information can, and may, be utilized by University Notes in any way it finds appropriate to improve customer service, track website usage and data, and/or improve the site or services offered in any way.
Sharing and protection of your information with othersUN will share your personal information only with staff members who need it to do their job on the site. UN does everything possible to protect your information and will not intentionally release private information to other users without your explicit consent. UN can, and may, share your information with third parties if: -UN needs to do so to enable service providers to help bring services to our users or our site. -UN needs to do so to facilitate business practices, such as email solicitations. -UN is required by law to do so (subpoenas, court orders, laws, etc.). -UN must share info to comply with laws and/or to protect UN’s or its users’ interests. -UN would undergo a change of ownership (all info would be transferred to the new owners). We do not sell or rent customer lists to third parties. Occasionally, we may provide information to companies who work with us to help provide services.
Those under the age of 18UN recommends that minors over the age of 13 get a parent or legal guardian’s permission before registering on our site or sending any information about themselves over the internet.
Children under the age of 13UN does not consciously collect information from anyone under the age of 13 or allow such users to register. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to register on our site or send any information regarding yourself to UN. In the event UN has learned it has collected information from any person under the age of 13, we shall delete the information or account as soon as possible. If you believe we have collected such information or a child under the age of 13 has registered on our site, please let us know at email@example.com.
AdvertisingSome advertisements which appear on our site’s pages are third party advertisements. These third parties may download cookies to your computer. Doing so enables advertisers to track which computers are seeing their advertisements and where they are located. In this way, advertisers can target their audience in attempts to deliver the most relevant ads to you, the user. UN does not have access to nor control over third party cookies that may be downloaded to your computer.
Effective Date: January 17, 2006